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barryhi33

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They certainly would Wink

barryhi33

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I believe you may well be right  - the button seems quite positive to the touch but will find out tomorrow if any good or not.

I did remove the trigger & spring to route the cable underneath which was a lot better.

Just in case - a diagram would be helpful as I would be outside my comfort zone with re-wiring.

 

 

barryhi33

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Out of interest I just disassembled the controller to have a look. There is just enough cable to allow the circuit board to be reversed so the previously hidden lane change button is now under the actual button on the controller. Sadly I cannot test now but I will try tomorrow to see if it works.

A slight problem is some of the wires are now stretched over the trigger spring so I am concerned they may wear eventually but may be a short term fix.

Will update tomorrow if its worked.

barryhi33

93 posts

Sorry - should have asked that question to Dr_C

barryhi33

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@Dr_C

Hi Blagard-01,

 

Just to confirm my early production version of the ARC AIR included two of the single button versions of the wireless throttles. These have a small pcb which has two pcb buttons fitted i.e. one remains concealed. I can confirm this concealed button is FULLY FUNCTIONAL for lane changing with ARC PRO.

 

Hence, if you want to use with ARC PRO there are three simple options:

 

1/ cross wire two of the wires to this button pcb (yellow and white if I remember correctly) so you have lane change functionality in place of brake.

2/ use the slot-it 3-D printed plastic button top and cut the casing as appropriate.

3/ wait for someone to design a better 3-D replica of the standard button top.

 

Hope the above positive update is helpful.

 

C

Hi Blagard-01

 

Long shot but I don't suppose you have a pic of the wiring job for the controller to make it useable for Arc Pro ?

Thanks

barryhi33

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@Andy P.

The Scaelxtric Track Designer can be found online but it is very buggy on new systems.

Hopefully we will get something new soon. (just me wishing, no insider info there)

There are lots of alternatives. Ultimate Racer is my favorite. I use the free version and it is fine so far

  Thanks - Just downloaded Ultimate Racer - looks good .....

barryhi33

93 posts

Is there any software/program that will allow experiemting with track layout with the pieces I have ?

I understand Hornby/Scalextric used to have something which is no longer availble - is that correct ?

 

Thanks

barryhi33

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@Blagard-01

Thats great thanks - I have no problem understanding the Pro (Digital) option - it was just how the Pro powerbase handled things in Analogue mode - so as I surmised, you just stop on the piece of track that has ARCPRO written on it.

I obviously wrote my question in a confusing way :)

 

barryhi33

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@Andy P.

When in analog mode you have to stop in the "pit lane" on the power base.

It acts the same as an ARC ONE or ARC AIR:

Thats the thing - ONE/AIR have 'Pits' marked on the track whereas PRO only says ARCPRO (no marked pits) - so do you have to stop near the powerbase where it says ARCPRO ?

@gorp suggests you can just stop anywhere on the track !

barryhi33

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If I upgrade to an ARC PRO powerbase (and set to analogue mode) on my existing ARC ONE system then I understand the App will work as per the ARC AIR. My question is - how will it handle pit stops ? The ARC ONE/AIR has the marked section of track where you stop - the Digital set uses a seperate pit lane so where will I stop to 'pit' - on the section of track that says 'ARCPRO' ? - or will it not work?

( BTW: I plan to eventually buy digital cars, crossover track & pit lane to go fully digital - it would probably be cheaper to go digital straight away but cannot afford a full set so will do it over time)

 

 

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